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Marc-Andre Fleury Named NHL Third Star of the Week

by Pittsburgh Penguins @Penguins / Media Release

Marc-Andre Fleury was a crucial piece of the puzzle for a Penguins team that went 12-1-2 in December, just the fourth time in club history that Pittsburgh has won that many games within a calendar month.

Fleury was rewarded for his strong play by being named the NHL's 'Third Star of the Week'.

Last week, Fleury was a perfect 3-0, allowing just five goals to post a 2.13 goals-against average and a .939 save percentage.

Against the Canadiens on New Year's Eve, in his final start before the Penguins began their bye week, Fleury made 37 saves in the 4-3 overtime win, the sixth time in his 21 starts that he's made 35 or more saves.

Three days prior, Fleury came on in relief of an injured Matt Murray and stopped all 19 shots he faced in the third period of the Penguins' NHL-leading seventh third-period comeback win of the season, 3-2, against Carolina.

Looking at the broader picture, Fleury went 6-0-1 during the month of December, while compiling a .929 save percentage.

For the season, Fleury (12 wins) and Murray (13 wins) are one of just two goaltending duos to both record double-digit win totals, joining Chicago's Corey Crawford (13 wins) and Scott Darling (10 wins).

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